Herrin Comes in Makes History

April 2, 2023

Todd Hall

Tim Herrin became the first pitcher since 1893 to face at least four hitters and strike them all out in his Major League debut, according to MLB.com’s Sarah Langs and the Elias Sports Bureau. His display came at a crucial point in the game, as he worked to give his offense a chance to come back (which it eventually did, taking advantage of a throwing error in the 10th to score the winning run) against the heart of a lineup that’s expected to be quite dangerous this season.

Guardians starter Cal Quantrill labored through 4 2/3 innings. He left a runner on base when Francona decided to turn the ball over to the bullpen in the fifth. The club knew it would be without James Karinchak and Emmanuel Clase in the late innings after heavy workloads this weekend. It needed all hands on deck to shoulder the rest of the burden.

That meant Herrin was going to make his debut in a tight game. And he was ready for the challenge. “I mean, we showed up to win, but watching him do that today kind of gave us a good feeling anyway,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona said.

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